It turns out I'm not the only one who tosses at night, wondering where to find pants that fit and flatter. After my newspaper column on this topic today, I heard from dozens of readers with the same problem. Solutions vary: "$185? Are you out of your mind?" wrote Jan, a thrifty shopper who suggested an alternative to the pricy Vince sneaker pants I bought last week. Jan pays "$20 for Woolrich stretch khakis (also in black and navy) at Work 'n Gear. Simple, durable, fashionably blue-collar."
Another reader (not, one suspects, a regular) wrote, "Dear Ms. Latalla, Ok, your article speaks to the world. But where did you try on those Vince pants? I cannot find them at any of the online sites except in white (yuck.)"
In fact, it looks like all the sites I wrote about have sold out. Do they plan to re-order? I'll update you when I know. UPDATE: Shopbop.com has re-ordered the pants and a Vince spokeswoman said they also are in stock at such offline stores as Heist in Venice, CA (310-450-6531), Valentine’s Too in Austin, TX (512-347-9488) and Theodore in Los Angeles. ALSO: Shopdollyrocker.com has the Vince pants in stock.